As Houston’s population growth continues to spread west, a prominent local development firm has started work on a 1,258-acre master-planned community that could bring thousands of new homes to the area about 40 miles west of downtown Houston.
Johnson Development unveiled plans Wednesday for Cross Creek West, a community rising on land near FM 359 and Jordan Road just outside of Fulshear city limits about 11 miles west of Katy. Cross Creek West could eventually encompass 3,000 homes, according to Johnson Development.
Fulshear had a population of just 16,856 people in April 2020, but that’s up from just 1,134 a decade earlier, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That makes it one of the fastest-growing cities in the Houston metro.
Fulshear is also within Fort Bend County, which has seen its population soar in the past decade as towns like Missouri City and Sugar Land continue to see rooftop growth. Population gains continue to attract residential development to Fort Bend County, including The Signorelli Co.'s recently announced 4,700-acre master-planned community called Austin Point.
Johnson Development has started work on preparing land for 410 homesites for Cross Creek West with sites ranging from 45-feet wide to 60-feet wide. A central model home village is planned to showcase eight model homes.
Plans for the community include about 5 acres of commercial space along FM 359, plus a recreation center and pool expected to open in spring 2023.
There is also about 15 acres set aside for Lamar Consolidated Independent School District to set up an elementary school.
Cross Creek West is not to be confused with Johnson Development’s Cross Creek Ranch, a separate community located a few miles away. Cross Creek Ranch ranked No.48 among the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities this year among a report released by Washington D.C.-based housing consulting firm RCLO.
“The development of Cross Creek West will mirror the same respect for nature that we’ve adopted in nearby Cross Creek Ranch,” Bamford said. “There will be ample outdoor recreational areas, and development practices will focus on sustainability.”